Shares of Charles Taylor PLC (LON:CTR) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as GBX 355 ($4.64) and last traded at GBX 350 ($4.57), with a volume of 2197548 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 318 ($4.16).

CTR has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Liberum Capital decreased their price objective on Charles Taylor from GBX 385 ($5.03) to GBX 365 ($4.77) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, September 12th. Canaccord Genuity lowered Charles Taylor to a “hold” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from GBX 130 ($1.70) to GBX 120 ($1.57) in a report on Friday, September 20th.

The firm has a market capitalization of $274.26 million and a P/E ratio of -64.81. The business has a fifty day moving average of GBX 321 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 250.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 190.15, a quick ratio of 0.28 and a current ratio of 1.04.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 10th were issued a GBX 3.65 ($0.05) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.59%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 10th. Charles Taylor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -2.22%.

About Charles Taylor (LON:CTR)

Charles Taylor plc provides professional services and technology solutions to the insurance market in the United Kingdom, the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates through Management Services, Adjusting Services, and Insurance Support Services businesses. The Management Services business provides management services to insurance companies, mutuals, and associations.

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